A Guide to Pre Loved, Vintage and Second Hand Shopping in Paris.
Paris is the undisputed fashion capital for a reason. Nowhere can compete with the city of lights when it comes to style and shopping. The city is steeped in fashion history and home to the biggest luxury brands. It is impossible not to be inspired while wandering the streets there.
I have been lucky enough to travel there numerous times since starting my fashion career and gradually began to create a list of the best vintage stores in the city from friends who live there. The list is continually growing but I wanted to share it with you as I have picked up some treasures over the years while trailing through the rails in these boutiques. I absolutely adore vintage shopping and there is no better place than Paris to find amazing pieces to add to your wardrobe.
With one of the best selections of vintage Chanel available, it’s no wonder that Rose Market Vintage has long been a fashionista favourite. They also have an extensive selection of Emanuel Ungaro and Cacharel. This boutique is the ultimate in Parisian Chic.
Mamie Blue is for purist vintage fashion lovers. If you are looking for authentic pieces from the 30s and 40s through to the 80s this is the boutique for you. Carrying a carefully selected collection of gorgeous tea dresses for women and newsboy caps for men, they even offer a retro hair styling and make up service to complete your look.
If you love vintage but can’t cope with the idea of digging through piles of clothes, Thankx God I’m a VIP could be the store for you. Meticulously selected pieces are curated and colour coordinated to make it easy for you to see all the beautiful clothing from the likes of Max Mara and Rick Owens.
Be prepared to hunt when entering any one of Come on Eileen’s locations. They are stacked from floor to ceiling with designer finds from Gucci, Dior and everything in between. With a good eye and a lot of patience you can pick up some Phoebe Philo era Chloe and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Make sure to save time to check out their vintage bag collection.
Packed to the brim with both vintage and second hand contemporary clothing. Chinemachine is the place if you are looking for an eclectic mix of colours, sequins and styles. They have a fusion of high and low brands so it’s easy to pick up a bargain if look carefully.